“The Black Hussars”

“A company of fourteen colored persons” Well developed shoulders and arms. Military musical. The act opens with the company lined up behind the backdrop. The curtain goes up to reveal their military uniforms and that four of the company are women. Effort is made to give it a spectacular flavour. Eleven bass drums ranging in size are carried on the the stage. The comedian takes part in a dance with the four girls.
Strong lungs. Brass ensembles well played but too much power.
New York audiences are unlikely to accept this because of the idea that "colored players cannot be associated with anything but comedy work." The comedian was the only opportunity for a laugh.
Variety, 4:4 (26/5/1906)